Should Messages Audio sound like a phone call?

0000757

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I never used iMessage Audio during the beta phase because I didn't find it as practical on an iPad, but now having my iPhone again this PTT-like system seems to be both an efficient and fun way to communicate with people.

However, I noticed during the keynote the audio sounded very high quality, like the person was speaking into a live mic almost. However, using it on my iPhone 6, it sounds like I'm on a standard phone call, that is to say VERY low quality.

Is this how audio on iMessage is supposed to sound? It's still very usable but I was hoping it would be like the stage demo, not like a phone call.
 

afsnyder

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I never used iMessage Audio during the beta phase because I didn't find it as practical on an iPad, but now having my iPhone again this PTT-like system seems to be both an efficient and fun way to communicate with people.

However, I noticed during the keynote the audio sounded very high quality, like the person was speaking into a live mic almost. However, using it on my iPhone 6, it sounds like I'm on a standard phone call, that is to say VERY low quality.

Is this how audio on iMessage is supposed to sound? It's still very usable but I was hoping it would be like the stage demo, not like a phone call.
In reality, you can't have such high quality messages sending otherwise it would take large amounts of data... Weird they compress audio but then don't compress photos or videos.
 

sunfire7

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Oct 23, 2012
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Yeah the quality is poor, I prefer to use whatsapp similar function because of that, but whatsapp its not integrated at system level :( (interactive notifications, quick reply, Siri, etc)
 

0000757

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In reality, you can't have such high quality messages sending otherwise it would take large amounts of data... Weird they compress audio but then don't compress photos or videos.
Sending photos and videos can already take large amounts of data, as you noticed they're uncompressed.

I wish there was an option to have higher quality audio recordings, and if both parties have it enabled then it send it HQ.
 

Imory

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Sending photos and videos can already take large amounts of data, as you noticed they're uncompressed.

I wish there was an option to have higher quality audio recordings, and if both parties have it enabled then it send it HQ.
Are you sure the photos and videos aren't compressed?
 
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